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Bush’s reading

Elizabeth Bumiller on on President Bush’s reading habits. She emphasizes that he has read I am Charlotte Simmons and is recommending it to friends, but she doesn’t understand why.
Also note that he has been reading Oswald Chambers. Ken Masugi understands why Bush has been reading Wolfe:

Charlotte Simmons in fact is a major work on moral and intellectual decline, the corruption of the youth, and the complicity of America’s intellectual class in this rot. That observation the President surely appreciates. Those who argue that Bush is anti-intellectual are more right than they know.

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Political philosopher Eric Voegelin once observed that "the term intellectual quite frequently designates a type of thinker who hates nothing more than the serious, philosophical work of the intellect." I sure hope W is anti-intellectual!

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